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RABIES

Rabies is a very serious disease that gives rise to difficulty in swallowing, convulsions and death. It results from the bite of an infected animal like a dog, a cat, a monkey, a bat or a fox. Bites from all these animals should be taken seriously and the following steps should be undertaken.

MANAGEMENT: 
Step 1:
Tie the animal up if possible for close observation for a period of 10 days. If the animal is healthy after this period, there is no cause for concern. This is true of a cat or a dog. But a bite from a wild animal like a bat or a fox should be taken very seriously. If it is possible, such a wild animal is to be killed immediately and its brain examined to see if it is infected with the rabies virus.

Step 2: If the wound is bleeding, check the bleeding by firm, constant pressure. Then wash the site with soap and water for at least 10 minutes. This is the most important.

Step 3: Contact your doctor immediately. In the meanwhile, check if the pet animal has been immunised or not. 

Step 4:
Your doctor may ask certain questions. For example, did the pet dog or cat bite the child under provocation? Was it a direct bite or through the clothes? Which portion of the body was bitten? What is the immunisation status of the pet animal? If the bite is from a wild animal, your doctor is likely to give preventive injections for tetanus as well as for rabies. In the case of pet animals, he may decide, depending on the answers to the above questions, whether to start the injections straightaway or to wait for a few days while the animal is under observation.


Prevention Of Dog Bite
Educate your child not to provoke a dog. Teach him not to touch puppies in the presence of their mother; not to run when he sees an unfamiliar dog; and not to disturb a dog that is eating or sleeping. 




7 March, 2016

 
Part 4
The A-Z of Childhood Illnesses

Abdominal Pain
Abrasions or Scratches
Acute Glomerulonephritis
Acute Nephritis
Acute Watery Diarrhoea
Addictions
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AIDS
Allergies
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Anorexia (Poor Appetite)
Asthma
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Autism
Backache
Bed-Wetting (Enuresis)
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Cough
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Dengue Fever
Diabetes Mellitus
Diarrhoea, Dysentery ...
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Down's Syndrome
Earache, Ear Infections ...
Electric Shock
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Mouth To Mouth Breathing
Mumps
Nephrotic Syndrome
Nose-Related Problems
Obesity
Pneumonia
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Poliomyelitis
Premature Baby
Prolapse of the Rectum
Rabies
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Rickets
Short Child
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Sleep and Sleep Problems
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Splinters
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Teething and Care of Teeth
Tetanus (Lock Jaw)
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Undescended Testis
Urinary Infection
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Wheezing
Whooping Cough (Pertusis)



Part 4
Keeping Your Child Healthy
Choosing A Paediatrician
Proper Use of Medicines
Home Remedies
A First Aid Kit
The A-Z of Childhood Illnesses
Psychological Concerns
Managing A Hospital Stay
Emergencies
Prayer And Your Child's Health
The Role of Nature Cure
Homoeopathy
Ayurveda and Child Care
Congenital Heart Disease FAQ
 
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